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  • Inertia

    Book Chapter | May 2009

    This lab is an inquiry activity to be used before discussing inertia. Out of necessity to explain the observation, a short discussion of inertia is included, but teachers should certainly spend more time making this…

  • Inertia Block

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    Newton's first law of motion describes the resistance of an object to change in the speed and direction of its motion. The law also holds that objects will resist being put into motion. This concept is described as…

  • Moment of Inertia

    Book Chapter | May 2009

    This inquiry activity is intended to be an introduction to moment of inertia beyond just mathematical calculations. It provides some background in moment of inertia and allows students to discover that the distribution…

  • Cognitive Inertia: Seeking Conceptual Change

    Book Chapter | March 2010

    Cognitive inertia (or conservatism)—the tendency of humans to continue to think both what and how they have previously thought—applies at both the individual and the scientific community level. This activity features…

  • Disequilibrium: Eggs and Inertia

    Journal Article | July 2019

    Using discrepant events to confront misconceptions.

  • Overcome Inertia through Summer Reading

    Journal Article | July 2006

    Resistance or disinclination to motion is common in middle school teachers over the summer months, especially in those who find themselves at rest in a beach chair. But while your body is at rest, there are plenty of…

  • Science of Golf: torque and moment of inertia

    Blog Post | June 2014

    Welcome back to the Science of Golf! U.S. Open play is underway at Pinehurst No.2 in central North Carolina! This year’s Science of Golf series reunites NBC Learn with the United States Golf Association (USGA) and…

  • Physics Activities With Metersticks

    Journal Article | April 2021

  • Identifying Forces

    Journal Article | August 2021

  • Physics in the Sport of Boxing—A Personal Story

    Journal Article | February 2021

  • Adding Necessary Rigor to Engineering Pedagogical Change

    Journal Article | June 2021

    In this study, we explore the teaching of an acclaimed engineering education professor and his struggles to transform his classroom in light of the National Academy of Engineering standards. We argue that pedagogical…

  • The Importance of Reading Equations

    Journal Article | March 2022

  • Emphasizing Physics Concepts with Cartoons

    Journal Article | February 2020

  • Sliding and Colliding Into Physics

    Journal Article | May 2022

  • Blick on Flicks

    Page | April 2020

    Blick on Flicks The latest (and final) Blick on Flicks: The End of Something: Blick on Flicks Looks Back Your browser does not support the audio element. Read the review We all love watching movies. But we also love science. And sometimes the two don't mix! To help us…

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